Pathfinder Online puts up 10 new land plots for auction

    
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Owning a chunk of land in Pathfinder Online is a big deal, considering how much weight that territory control has in the online RPG. A previously unavailable slice of real estate — 10 hexes around Fort Inevitable — is now going up for sale to the highest bidder, and it’s anyone’s guess who will be rich enough to buy it.

“To avoid a mad rush to do so right after the update is deployed, and to avoid disadvantaging anyone who can’t be online at that time, we’re running an auction to bid on first-week building rights in exchange for Blessings of Pharasma (or for coins, though even a single Blessing will outbid any amount of coins),” Paizo posted.

The studio said that it will be processing the bids on March 15th and announcing the new landowners after that date.

Readers will remember that Pathfinder Online was Kickstarted for over a million dollars back in 2012, but its development (remember “minimum viable product“?) and staffing struggles led to mass layoffs by 2015, followed by several years of Paizo attempting to salvage the game and find new investors. Since then, the skeleton crew remaining on the title has actually made some progress and pushed its way into open enrollment back last year.

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fester1

I supported and played this when it launched. Dated graphics with boring combat/gameplay. I don’t think I ever saw more than a couple of people running around at any given time. Don’t waste your money like a lot of us did.

It desperately needs sunsetting.

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styopa

So….as far as I understand this game hasn’t been released yet, but they’re selling “land”* already?
That’s as ludicrous as selling fake spaceships. More ludicrously, it’s an AUCTION. Wow.

Let’s just say that this puts a different spin on the vernacular “mad rush” if such a thing happens.

*it’s not land; let’s use clear language here, it’s imaginary space on a virtual game that – literally – has infinite amounts

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Richard de Leon III

As much as I hate pvp mmos…I hope this game makes it, seems like they are genuinely trying to save it.

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EmberStar

I’m still not sure how what looks like a pure PVP gankbox relates to the tabletop game though. The little I know about this game feels like basically everything interesting about the tabletop version… just doesn’t exist in the MMO.

Maybe I’m just not seeing the connection between “D20 version 3.5 plus, with a few interesting flairs in the lore” and “PVP!!!11!!!!!”

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Crowe

It doesn’t relate to the PnP game for sure. Other than the brand name, it doesn’t seem to have much in common.

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Vanquesse V

It’s one of the more dissonant IP usages in gaming for sure